Emergency Fundraising Campaign Update

Greetings Friends of the Conservatory,

I am overwhelmed and amazed at the response to plea for assistance last month by our Members and Friends. Your generosity has been nothing short of phenomenal. The month started the FOC teetering on the brink of insolvency but, by the end we had reached 40% of our emergency fundraising goal. While we are still trying to raise the remainder of the funds, the result so far has been nothing short of stupendous!

While reviewing the donations for this month, I am astounded by the range of donations from across the spectrum. So far we have received donations from 89 members and friends and who believe in the good that the FOC does. To each and every one of you, I say thank you!!! The funds have had a direct impact on the FOC’s abilities to maintain solvency this month.

We are still 60% away from reaching the goal. We have now reached the long slog through the middle of a fundraising campaign, but based on your generous response in less than one month, I am confident that we will be able to complete this goal. Every donation strengthens the FOC.

Throughout the events of the last few months, the FOC has not strayed from our mission objective of supporting the Volunteer Park Conservatory. We continue to fulfill two of our primary directives: providing advocacy and support for Volunteer Park Conservatory, and providing educational outreach for all ages. However, still we need the generous support of our members and friends to continue these programs. If you haven’t had an opportunity to donate, please consider helping us meet our goal.


 Rudi Opderbeck Signature

Rudi Opderbeck
President, Friends of the Conservatory

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